Noiseheads has toured around the US and shared bills with Fuel, Puddle of Mudd, Collective Soul, Psychedelic Furs, Staind, Three Days Grace, and many more. The band has been played during drive times on several radio stations across the country, in the UK, and Australia. With a television debut already under their belt, Noiseheads are poised for huge success. Having just finished their 2nd full-length, “Sitcoms for Aliens,” the group is seeking a label home for its release. Insiders are already calling it the ‘best rock album of the decade,’ and if initial buzz is any indication, they just might be right…” – Alex E. (SMM management)
In this interview spotlight, we chat with Noiseheads about their newest project, influences, challenges and more.
Full Q&A along with links and the video for Fellow Man below.
Where are you from and what style of music do you create? (In your own words, not necessarily in marketing terms or by popular genre classifications)
Our home base is Pensacola, FL. Others call it simply “rock” but we play synthetic, hyper-driven, acid jazzified baroque pop with a hint of Garth Brooks.
What led you down this path of music and what motivates you to stay the course?
Personally, I come from a family of musicians, so it was engrained from day 1. My uncle had a group in the 70s that played around Nashville a lot, and he’s probably one of the greatest songwriters/guitar players I know, but he never got the break he deserved. I guess, in a way, I’m trying to honor him and also prove to my family that I’m not nuts. The latter probably won’t ever happen, haha.
How is your new release different than previous ones? Did you set out to accomplish anything specific?
Our first album was more naked and vulnerable, and the 2nd release was more polished and reserved, so with ‘Sitcoms for Aliens’ we wanted to find that balance between both. Many of our favorite albums have all those traits, not just one or the other.
Also, I wanted to create something that was retro and modern all at the same time, and I think we did that.
Do you face any challenges as an indie musician in a digital age? On the flip side, how has technology helped you (if it has)?
*looks up at Statue of Liberty with shaking fist* DAMN ALGORITHMS TO HELL! Algorithms on all sites have slowly been killing us since the beginning. When we first started in 2010, Facebook and Twitter were very different, and we were able to build an audience rather quickly.
Overtime, growing exposure has become increasingly difficult because social sites have no mercy when it comes to post reach – I know they have to make money but algorithms dictate what people see based off of what’s popular or trending and unless you’re already established, it’s frustrating to try and compete against that without a lot of money.
The ONLY good thing about technology is the convenience of it, but I would trade whatever convenience I enjoy from it just to get an ounce of normal life back, haha. I hate the future.
Where can we follow you online and hear more music?
We’ve tons of content at YouTube.com/Noiseheads, follow us on Twitter and Facebook, and check us out on iTunes, Spotify, and whatever else you peeps listen to these days.
Anything else before we sign off?
Point and click games are still the bomb. Thanks.